The intellectual powerhouse of a great university is its libraries, and the quality and capacity of GW's libraries are key to fulfilling the ambitions of the university, its students, and its faculty.
Vast amounts of information are available to students, faculty, and researchers from almost any location, opening the way for streamlined scholarship and providing powerful tools for understanding and solving the complex problems of our time.
We aim to become an unparalleled hub of knowledge and research for the GW community. Join us in our journey.
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Support Student Learning and Research
The GW Libraries are ideally positioned to equip students with the valuable tools and techniques they will need for success throughout their lives. To fully serve students, we must create the best possible environment for learning and research. Library technology and resources—including expert librarians who help patrons navigate through digital and analog worlds and serve as catalysts for uncovering knowledge—are essential to the academic process.
Expand Unique Resources
Our Special Collections stand as the crown jewel of the GW Libraries, housing rare and unique materials that allow our users to conduct original research that can be done nowhere else. These unique collections provide our users with unique opportunities and raise the prestige of GW as a research institution.
Make Our Libraries More than a Home for Books
Our libraries must present a cutting-edge, modern learning environment. We aim to become the state-of-the-art information center our students, faculty, and researchers need to pursue knowledge and collaborate effectively. Modernizing the function and aesthetics of the GW Libraries online and at our physical locations will elevate us to the standards of other top academic research institutions.